Utmost

Definition of Utmost

Ut´most`
a.1.
1.Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.
We coasted within two leagues of Antibes, which is the utmost town in France.
- Evelyn.
Betwixt two thieves I spend my utmost breath.
- Herbert.
2.Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.
He shall answer . . . to his utmost peril.
- Shak.
Six or seven thousand is their utmost power.
- Shak.
n.1.The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.
We have tried the utmost of our friends.
- Shak.

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